Town of Wynyard is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Big Quill No. 308. Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this community profile was sourced from a community interview conducted on 29 September 2022, and from the 2021 Census of Canada.
Population in 2021
The population has been quite stable with between 1,700–1,800 residents; the 2021 Census indicates a small decrease in population levels since 2016. 2021 Census data also show that between 2016 and 2021, Wynyard became home to 30 in-migrants from other communities.
The community is aging with an increasing senior population. According to the 2021 Census, 25.5% of the population in Wynyard is over 65 years compared to 17.5% for the province of Saskatchewan.
There is no formal growth plan or target. The most recent data projections are from a BHP study conducted 15 years ago, which provided an optimistic projected growth of between 600 and 900 people; however, this projection was not achieved. Wynyard’s general population growth objectives are to have continual, sustainable growth. The town expects there to be a bump in population after the completion of Phase 1 of the Jansen mine.
Population changes 2016-2021 (%)
Population by gender (male:female)
There is some indigenous population in the community. Census data states that in 2021, 5.5% of the population identified as having indigenous identity with 65 First Nation members and 35 Métis.
Other Visible Minorities
The population in the community is diverse and includes 125 Filipino, 15 Southeast Asian, 15 Black, and 10 South Asian.
As of September 2022, there were 10 Ukrainian refugees in the community. There are two more Ukrainian families who have expressed an interest in moving to Wynyard.